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Standard Insurance Policy May Cover Government Subpoena

Law360
09.19.17

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Responding to a government subpoena presents unique and significant challenges for in-house counsel. Government agencies often wield broad subpoena powers and may demand reams of information with minimal explanation. And many state and federal regulators have recently become more aggressive than ever in issuing and pursuing subpoenas.[1] In this context, the expensive work of responding to subpoenas — reviewing documents, protecting privileges, contesting overbroad requests — can become especially time consuming and costly.

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